New virtual gun simulation facility opening near Orlando

A new, 43,000-square-foot training facility will offer the first immersive, virtual firearm experience to the public, giving civilians a chance to “walk in a police officer’s shoes” in crisis situations and other scenarios.

Decision Tactical is putting the final touches on its 43,000-square-foot training facility at 230 Towne Center Circle, within the Seminole Towne Center in Sanford.

The company claims to have built the “world’s most immersive scenario-based learning facility for first responders,” according to its website.

“First and foremost, D-TAC is a law enforcement training facility. We offer realistic, fully immersive training environments and courses for first responders and security professionals,” reads a statement from the company’s website. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage in “de-escalation and crisis situation training” through mock buildings and “realistic environments” that are designed specifically for law enforcement personnel.

The business also bills itself as a “bridge” between the civilian world and law enforcement and will offer four immersive scenarios, a high-tech shooting range, a competition course (i.e., “Run & Gun”).

Virtual gun range Photo Decision Tactical

Decision Tactical makes use of “simulated recoil weapons” and asks non-law-enforcement visitors to leave live weapons at home. A security screening is conducted before entering the D-TAC Armory and its experiences, according to the company.

“D-TAC features proprietary cutting-edge technology in real environments. We blur the lines between real and sim. This includes state-of-the-art simulation, tactile recoiling sim firearms and pepper spray, realistic environments, and the most detailed and advanced after-action review system,” reads a statement from the company’s website.

In addition to firearms training, the facility will feature a Mess Hall and Rec Room that offer a curated menu and full-service bar. The company says it is also equipped for parties and private events, with room to accommodate groups of “up to 1,000 people at a time.”

The business says it is “coming soon,” and no additional details have been provided about the opening.

For more information on the facility, its services, or its hours of operation, visit the Decision Tactical website.

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